The Toughest Scene I Wrote: Crafting A Most Violent Year’s Wild Chase Scene

December 31, 2014 7:11 PM

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The Toughest Scene I Wrote: Crafting A Most Violent Year’s Wild Chase Scene

Vulture is speaking to the screenwriters behind 2014's most acclaimed movies about the scenes they found most difficult to crack. Which pivotal sequences underwent the biggest transformations on their way from script to screen? Today, we spoke to writer-director J.C. Chandor about the sequence in A Most Violent Year in which oil distributor Abel (Oscar Isaac) finally decides to go after the mysterious men who've been hijacking his oil trucks for months. The scene is then excerpted below.

What I wanted to do was have that big final chase sequence be visceral and exciting, all the things that are why I love action movies. I wanted to give you those same thrills, but have it be representative of what the movie is about, which is realistic and human-scaled. It's an emotional chase seque...

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